Why the Inman Aligner is not the best option
The Inman Aligner is a removable brace. It’s designed specifically to align the forefront teeth. That can be the upper forefront teeth or the lower forefront teeth. These are known as incisors.
Treating Orthodontic Relapse Cases
The mechanism it uses works by using two springs to gently guide the teeth into the correct position. This means it’s excellent for treating orthodontic relapse where the front teeth have become a bit crooked and crowded and it can move teeth forwards and backwards.
Orthodontic relapse means that you have had orthodontic treatment already and your teeth moved back and became crooked again because you did not have a fixed retainer fitted behind your teeth to hold them into position.
When The Inman Aligner Does Not Work
However, the Inman Aligner isn’t always the best option when you’re trying to move teeth vertically, as in up and down.
It’s possible with the Inman Aligner to move the front teeth up and down a little bit. Say, for example, when you smile, if some of your teeth are at different heights and that bothers you and you want to be able to improve that and it’s your forefront teeth, then the Inman Aligner could work or it may not be the best option for you. In that case, a fixed brace which is attached to the teeth could be a better option for you.
Another option is if you’re trying to improve more than your forefront teeth, such as your canines and/or teeth further backwards, then the Inman Aligner is not going to be the best option for you.
Which Braces Is Best For You
The way to assess this is to look at your teeth and think which are the ones that bother you, which are the ones you want to move, and what kind of directions do you want to move them in. Is it up and down, forwards and backwards, or rotations?
Severe rotations, again, are not the best option to be treated with the Inman Aligner because with severe rotations, you can’t get as much grip on them and force application with removable brace.
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